Starting your own business can exist, scary, and nerve-wracking all at the same time. Building something from scratch can take some time, and most people don’t have a cash reserve to jump ship from their full-time job and dive into a new venture.
If you want to become an entrepreneur, you are not alone. It’s no surprise so many people are considering embarking on the entrepreneurial journey.
It is never too late to take a reality-check regarding your entrepreneurial skills. Most importantly, it is better to cross-check whether you are committing some of the most common and damaging mistakes that entrepreneurs across the world commit.
But this doesn’t have to be you. Before starting out, avoid failure by ensuring you are not pursuing entrepreneurship for the following wrong reasons.
To Become a Millionaire
The expectation of more wealth generally puts people on the track on entrepreneurship. But earning money or becoming a millionaire as your foremost entrepreneurial goal may end up drowning you.
Your customers will never be interested in making you a rich person; all they’ll be interested in is getting value from your business. As an entrepreneur, your initial goal should be to provide your customers with something unique.
To Create Passive Income
If your eventual goal is to earn passive income, then the best way you can do that is by creating a digital product(such as an e-course or e-book) that people will buy.
However, still, you have to promote it. And if you create a support group for your customers, you have to attend to this on a regular basis
No one earns money easily or quickly if they are a new entrepreneur. You will need to put in some hard work and a lot of efforts you are going to eventually succeed as an entrepreneur.
If you can’t work for a long period of time, or you are not willing to work hard for your money, your business will likely fail.
To prove That You Can
Maybe you feel you have not accomplished enough yet. You want an extra notch on your belt to prove your worth, and that notch is a successful business.
The reality, though, is that a business will never fulfill your feelings of insecurity. If anything, entrepreneurship will reveal and worsen those insecurities. If you need to prove that you can do it you need to start hard work, not a business.
To Follow Your Passions
Do you know any person who doesn’t want to leave their job and do what they want to do 100% of the time?
While it’s feasible to build a business around your passions, successful entrepreneurs cannot focus on that criterion exclusively. At least Business owners spend more time in sales and marketing than they love doing their work. If this does not sound like something you enjoy, finding a job I the field you love may be a better bet than starting a business
To Stop Working For Somebody Else
Although being an entrepreneur allows for more autonomy in terms of decision-making, you always be accountable to someone. Whether that someone is your customers, investors or even existing market trends, need to keep others happy.
Although the dynamic is not the same as being an employee, you always be working for someone
To Become One of Those Famous Startup CEOs
Focusing on fame is a sure-fire way to fail at entrepreneurship as well as to fail at being famous. If your success metrics include media attention, you will be out of business soon after your first press release.
Just like money, fame follows a person who generates massive value for others, not those who seek it.
To Leave the Grunt Work Behind
As a new entrepreneur, you will do a lot of ground and grunt work before you grow your business to the point when you can outsource these tasks to others.
In this beginning, you are doing everything
- Customer support
- Technical analysis
- Public relations
- Social media planning
In the beginning, all those things you hate will have to get done. And you’ll be the one who has to do them.
To Change The world
Before you can even think about changing the world, you have to pay your rent. Very few successful entrepreneurs start out with such sky-scraping aims as solving a huge world issue
Fortune ventures start their journeys in one particular market niche without the immediate goal of addressing one of the biggest world problems. Thus, you should too, as long as you want to increase your chance of success.
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